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Wedding Trend Tuesday | Saint Cloud, Florida Wedding | Cobblestone Events & Rentals

Mr and Mrs Frazer edible favors

Today for Wedding Trend Tuesday we are highlighting Tina and Jim’s wedding favors from their Saint Cloud, Florida wedding held at Cobblestone Events and Rentals. I have been asked numerous times “Mandy, what should we give as favors to our guests?” My answer is almost always the same, Something Edible!  Guests love to have something either they can enjoy while at your event or a little taste for on the way home.  Either way your guests will actually use the favor and you will not be wasting your money on something more than likely to be thrown away at a later date.

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Tina and Jim decided to send their guests off with a mini box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and their special blend of coffee beans.  The presentation at Cobblestone Events and Rentals was beautiful and was a great way to show the guests what to expect at the end of the celebration.

The trend of edible favors is not new to the wedding community but is becoming more and more popular over the years.  Where is first began with Jordan almonds and chocolate kisses in a organza bags, it has now moved to elaborately created Candy Bar/Buffets, S’mores Bars, Ice cream bars and of course the beloved doughnut.  Not to mention, your photographer loves them too!  😉

 

Play Day | Family Fun Friday | Saint Cloud Family Photography

Family Fun Friday means sometimes you just need to hang out at the playground with your little one.  My mother and I took my Little to the Playground to run off some energy and man did we have a great time.  It was so very hot.  You know, Florida summer HOT!  I can tell you that the heat did not slow my munchkin down at all.

So looking forward to watching her grow more and more everyday, and most certainly awaiting the next “Play Date” together.

Krispy Kreme Wedding Cake | Wedding Cake Wednesday | Orlando Wedding Photographer

What better way to celebrate your love of Krispy Kreme doughnuts than to make your wedding cake out of them!  This out of town couple had a gorgeous destination wedding on the East Coast of Florida, Melbourne Beach.  The families rented a small block of vacation homes which had an adjoining courtyard.  We highlighted the backyard reception photos last week.

Both the Bride and Groom LOVE Krispy Kreme  doughnuts and where they are from the delectable doughnut company does not have a storefront.  They decided to buy quite a few dozen and make their cake out of it.  Complete with blush pink roses and babies breath. And man I will tell you it was delicious!

Remember, its YOUR day!  Make it special and All About You!

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Wedding Favor Friday | Honey | Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer

Show your guest “How Sweet it Is” by sending them off with Honey!

I had thought that this would be an ending trend over the last few years but I’ve seen it more and more just in the last few months at weddings.  One of my couples were originally from Pennsylvania and wanted to give their guests some Orange Blossom Honey to incorporate their move to the Sunshine State.

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Being asked a hundred times, “What should we do as favors for our guests?” It brought me to this post.  No you do not have to give your guest honey or a candy buffet.  But what I do suggest it giving them something they will use, and that is usually something edible.  You do not want your hard earned money going to waste in sometimes curio cabinet or God forbid their next yard sale.  Edible favors are always FAVORED!  Pun VERY MUCH intended.

There have been so many different takes on the edible favor its Cray Cray, from honey to candy buffets EVEN a S’mores Bar, YES PLEASE!

 

How creative will you be with your favors?

Cypress Grove Estate House | Miosotis and Jesus | Kissimmee Wedding Photographer

Miosotis and Jesus lost their photographer days before their wedding day.  We had the opportunity to step in for them and make sure their memories were captured.  They were married at the family church in Kissimmee, FL and we traveled to Cypress Grove Estate House to take some portraits.

Absolutely gorgeous Paris Themed Event!  They were engaged in Paris and what a wonderful way to incorporate that into their Special Day.

There’s a Bun in the Oven | Maternity Photography | Orlando Maternity Photographer

Back almost 19 years ago I met this beauty, my best friend, Erika.  We were both Freshmen in high school and were the only two to make the JV cheerleading squad.  Little did I know that it was the beginning to the most wonderful friendship I would ever have.  This lady has been with me through the good, the bad, ups and downs.  We’ve had a few falling outs but have somehow always found our way back to each other.  If someone were to ask me if I believed in soul mates I would have to answer yes.  She was and is my friendship soul mate.  She has shown me unconditional love, respect and even some disapproval when needed.

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Now that we are both married we move on to make even more of our own personal worlds.  I became a mom almost four years ago, and now it’s her turn.  She has found her true love soul mate in her husband, Jason.  They have tried off and on to have a child of their own and for some reason only God can answer he decided to make them wait.  Now, in just 2-3 weeks they will welcome a beautiful baby girl into the world.  Words cannot express how excited I am for the two of them, and how anxious I am to meet this reproduction of some of the best people I have ever known.

To this dear little girl I write, “you are already so very loved little one and I hope and pray that you never feel any less than the indescribable amount that is.”

I love you Erika.  Thank you for being my “bestie”, my “Ka”, my sister from another mister, my friendship soul mate and more importantly believing in me even when I fell.